Saving Energy

How to Clean Up the Slums – Cook on Garbage

NAIROBI — Entering Nairobi’s fetid slums the senses are first assaulted by a gagging stench and the sight of garbage everywhere, some even hanging from trees or smouldering in acrid fires.The city government does not recognise the “informal settlements” where… read more

Kite powers heavy freight ship

Football field-sized kite powers latest heavy freight ship A kite the size of a football field will provide most of the power for a German heavy freight ship set to launch in December. The Beluga shipping company that owns the… read more

Grain demand for car fuel threatens food supply

Now that the year’s grain harvest is safely in the bin, it is time to take stock and look ahead. This year’s harvest of 1,967 million tons is falling short of the estimated consumption of 2,040 million tons by some… read more

Make Biofuel from Car Fumes

July 19, 2007 — By Michael Szabo, Reuters QUEENSFERRY, Wales The world’s richest corporations and finest minds spend billions trying to solve the problem of carbon emissions, but three fishing buddies in North Wales believe they have cracked it. They… read more

Who needs oil anyway?

Amory Lovins drives a hybrid that gets 64 miles per gallon (=3,7 liter/100km)and lives in a solar-powered house that is so energy-efficient he’s able to grow bananas in an indoor jungle high in the Colorado Rockies. Yet he – he… read more